The biggest announcement from E3 was no doubt the beginning of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. A game that was last seen on the Sega Dreamcast and the Xbox in 2001 as a sequel to 1999’s Shenmue. I never owned a Dreamcast, but I did always laugh when my friends left school to go home and go to work. I also never played Shenumue or it’s sequel, and I probably never will unless I get it on PC. The Kickstarter for the game was asking for 2 Million and right now sits at over 3 Million. This is a great turnout for a game that was said to never havea chance of being made. So what does this do for other games that we all loved and heard were never coming out?
Mighty #9 isn’t a Mega Man game, but it’s pretty damn close, and the creator Castlevania came toKickstarter to make his own kind of game. From what I can find, there hasn’t been a triple A game Kickstarted besides Shenmue 3. So where do we go to voice out need for the games we want remade? There must be people out there listening to the gaming community because not only did we get Shenmue 3 but we also finally received our Final Fantasy 7 remake. Is this what we need to do to get Half Life 3 made? If a game that came out before a lot of current generation gamers were alive make so much money in such a short time, then developers must be looking into their back catalog of possibilities. If you don’t believe me, let’s take a look at the $30 RARE collection that was shown during Microsoft‘s conference. People want to move forward and see what the next big thing is, but they also don’t want to forget where all this came from.
How about they follow the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD route and bring some portable games to consoles. I never owned a Playstation Vita and was unable to enjoy Crisis Core, so let me play that on my Xbox One. How about you bring some games that can be for both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. When did Parasite Eve become a franchise that was forgotten? Did Contra‘s story end completely, or was there more to tell? Where are my super hero games that aren’t movie tie ins? Spider-Man and Venom in Maximum Carnage was a great game that could look great and be turned into a fun digital download.
There are so many possibilities out there, but we need to know where to go to let these developers know.